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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C. had forward 64 prime cattle, 5 young bulls, 29 over thirty month cattle, 4,893 prime hoggs and 3,749 cast ewes & rams at their weekly sale at Longtown on Thursday 31st March, 2011.

A quality show of 64 prime cattle met an outstanding trade yet again here at Longtown, more cattle could have been sold to fulfil buyers orders. British Blue bullocks sold to a top of 200p from A. Irving, Toppin Castle, purchased by W. Kirkup, Butchers, Longtown, others to 191.5p (£1,378.80) from N. Forster, Haining House, also purchased by W. Kirkup. Topping the heifer section was a Charolais from J. & N. Blaylock & Son, Hallburn, which sold at 190.5p with Limousins to 189.5p (x2) Toppin Castle and 186.5p Dashwell Green.


British Blue – 200p Toppin Castle, 191.5p The Haining House, 186.5p Dashwell Green.
Limousin – 188.5p Toppin Castle, 187.5p, 186.5p Dashwell Green, 185.5p The Haining House, 184.5p The Gill, 183.5p (x2) Dashwell Green, 180.5p The Gill, 179.5p Houghton House, 178.5p Dashwell Green, 177.5p Slealands.
Charolais - 167.5p Sceughdyke.
Charolais – 190.5p Hallburn, 184.5p Toppin Castle and Sceughdyke, 182.5p, 175.5p Hallburn, 172.5p Wicket Thorn.
Limousin – 189.5p (x2) Toppin Castle, 186.5p, 185.5p, 183.5p (x2), 181.5p, 180.5p Dashwell Green, 180.5p Brydekirk Mains, 175.5p Houghton House.
British Blue – 173.5p Hallburn.


British Blue – £1,378 The Haining House, £1,260 Toppin Castle, £1,240 Dashwell Green.
Charolais - £1,340 Sceughdyke.
Limousin – £1,335 The Gill, £1,330 Dashwell Green, £1,317 The Haining House, £1,306 The Gill, £1,283 Houghton House, £1,282, £1,250 The Gill, £1,240, £1,237 Dashwell Green.
Charolais – £1,207, £1,126, £1,093 Wicket Thorn.
Limousin – £1,101 Toppin Castle, £1,035 Houghton House.

OTM cattle saw a much better show of Black & White cows on offer and all cows are keenly sought after, keep the cows coming to take advantage of the buoyant trade being had. Top price of 164.5p for a British Blue bullock from T. & M. Irving, Becton Hall. British Blue cows to 127.5p and 123.5p from Killeonan and Black & White cows to 119.5p Halltown, 118.5p Scugg House and Townhead, 117.5p West Scales, 114.5p Hetherside.

Black & Whites – 119.5p Halltown, 118.5p Scugg House & Townhead, 117.5p West Scales, 114.5p Hethermill, 107.5p West Scales.
British Blue – 127.5p, 123.5p Killeonan, 118.5p Catslackburn.
Limousin – 117.5p, 116.5p Catslackburn.
Shorthorn – 119.5p Brydekirk Mains.
Angus – 109.5p High Crubasdale and Catslackburn.
Saler – 107.5p, 105.5p Catslackburn.

Black & Whites – £953 Townhead, £881 West Scales, £776 Halltown and Scugg House, £757 West Scales.
Limousin – £949 Catslackburn.

Young bulls sold to increased demand and more numbers required. Top of 173.5p for a Limousin from Shaw of Dryfe with Black & Whites to 138.5p Becton Hall.

Limousin – 173.5p Shaw of Dryfe.
British Blue – 167.5p Shaw of Dryfe.
Charolais – 164.5p Shaw of Dryfe.
Black & Whites – 138.5p, 137.5p Becton Hall.

Limousin – £928 Shaw of Dryfe.
British Blue – £904 Shaw of Dryfe.
Charolais – £954 Shaw of Dryfe.
Black & Whites – £865 Becton Hall.

A good show of 4,893 prime hoggs were forward to the usual ring of buyers with more 40kilo to 44kilo well fleshed hoggs required to meet demand. This resulted in the highest average seen in this centre of 223p per kilo with the SQQ also being 223p.

An outstanding run of 200 hoggets from Messrs Thompson, Brenzett averaged £91.10 per head and 223.9p per kilo. Also forward were 206 hoggets from Messrs MacTaggart Bros which averaged £107.76. Top price per kilo of 270p for Texel from MacTaggart Bros., with a top per head of £126.50 for Charollais from Newbigging; Texel £125.50 Orchardton Mains, £121.50 Newbigging, £120 Orchardton Mains; Suffolk £114.50 Church Street, £112.50 Newbigging, £111.50 Church Street; Beltex £111.50, £110.50 Netherwood, £110 Kilncroft; North Country Cheviot £109.50 Nether Onsett, £107.80 Annefield, £106.80 Blackrigg, £106.50 The Land; Greyface £108.50 Guards Mill and Fellend, £96.50 Clonrae and Burnfoot on Esk; Hill Cheviot £107.80 Crawesknowe, £106.80 Blackrigg, £105.50 Potholm, Blackwoodridge House and Crawesknowe; Blackface £107.50 Smalmstown and Wileysyke, £103.50 Smalmstown, £102.50 Milnmark; Lleyn £101.50 Pilmuir; Zwartbles £100 Holmlea; Jacob £87.50 High Acres; Leicester £87.50 Black House, £86.50 Raggetsyke; Romney £83.80 Whitehall; Kerry £83.50 Kilncroft; Swaledale £77.80 Lanehead and Westhills.

The 722 lightweight hoggs sold to a top of £87.80 for Texels from Sutton Close, others £80.20 Westernhopeburn; Hill Cheviot £80.50 Potholm, £79.80 Culquhasen; Charollais £79.80 Mosshall, £76.80 Flex; Suffolk £79.50 Balbeg, £74.80 High Cattadale; Blackface £78.80 Bush of Ewes, £77.80 Milnmark; North Country Cheviot £77.80 Tormore, £76.80 Raeburnfoot; Greyface £75.80 Newington, £65.50 Low Closegill; Dorset £67.80 Smithy Court; Swaledale £65.50 Smithy Court, £63.80 Kilncroft; Half Bred £63.80 Balgeg; Herdwick £58.80 Ashness.

A good show of 3,749 cast ewes and rams met an animated demand and were well short of buyer’s requirements. The overall average was £93.17 with the 2,226 heavy ewes averaging £108.10, the 1,254 lights £65 and the 269 tups £100.92. The sale was topped at £158.50 for Suffolk rams from Messrs Hebson, Chapel Farm, others £128.50 Newbigging; Texel £152.50 Church Street and Copperthorns, £148.50 Aldermanseat; Charollais £146.50 Newbigging, £142.50 Mosshall; North Country Cheviot £142.50, £134.50 Tormore; Beltex £130.50 Flex, £126.50 Newbigging; Hill Cheviot £119.50, £116.50 Pilmuir, £113.50 Upper Dunbrae; Leicester £112.50 Newbigging; Lleyn £98.50 Bellymack, £77.50 Pilmuir; Blackface £94.50 Bush of Ewes, £93.50 Carpet Farm; Swaledale £80.50 Waterloo; Herdwick £70.50 Braidlie.

Heavy ewes to £150.50 for Suffolks from The Land and Winterhope, others £149.50 The Land; Texel £149.50 Orchardton Mains, £148.50 Graystale and Orchardton Mains, £146.50 Dormonsteads; Charollais £140.50 Mosshall, £138.50 Roadside; North Country Cheviot £130.50, £126.50 Fountanbleau, £124.50 Smerral; Half Bred £126.50 Westside, £120.50 Annefield and Fountanbleau; Leicester £126.50 Fountanbleau, £119.50 Drinkstone; Dorster £124.50 Waterloo; Zwartbles £120.50 Holmlea, £119.50 Church Street; Greyface £116.50 Church Street, £113.50 Wilseydown, £112.50 Mosshall, Church Street and Graystale, £111.50 Blackrigg, Upper Manor and Copperthorns; Cheviot Mule £108.50 Latheron Wheel Mains, £100.50 Corriehills; Beltex £98.50 Stackbraes, Roadside and Lydden; Vendeen £88.50 Upper Manor.

Hill ewes to £98.50 for Blackfaces from Newbigging, £96.50 Mosshall, £94.50 Newbigging and Stackbraes, £92.50 D’Mainholm; Cheviot £94.50 Middle Shipley and Tormore, £89.50 Achow, £88.50 Braidlie; Gritstone £92.50 Waterloo; Lonk £83.50 Upper Manor; Lleyn £88.50 Fountableau, £82.50 High Acres, £78.50 Netherhirst; Swaledale £78.50 Middle Shipley, Braidlie and Spital Shields; Herdwick £78.50 Stackbraes; Jacob £58.50 Barsalloch; Soya £59.50 Bellymack Hill.


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Medium to 164.5p (148.6p)
Heavy to 200.0p (177.7p)

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Medium to 165.5p (154.4p)
Heavy to 190.5p (173.4p)

Young bulls 173.5p (156.2p)

Light to 250.0p (222.0p)
Standard to 253.0p (223.1p)
Medium to 270.0p (223.3p)
Heavy to 243.0p (210.5p)
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Light to £98.50 (£65.03)
Heavy to £150.50 (£108.10)

Cast Rams £158.50(£100.92)

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